FAQ About Colonic Irrigation


1.What is a Colonic Irrigation?
2.How is a Colonic administered?
3.How many colonics do I need?
4.Are there any side effects to colonics?
5.Will colonics damage the normal intestinal flora?
6.What are the benefits of colonic irrigation?
7.Do I need a doctor's prescription to receive a colonic?


What is a Colonic Irrigation?
[Colonic irrigation using a closed system gravitational method is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas and accumulated fecal matter. Unlike an enema, it does not involve the retention of water. There is no discomfort, no internal pressure, just a steady gentle flow in and out of the colon. At the same time, an abdominal massage is given to stimulate the colon to recover its natural shape, tone, and peristaltic wave action.


How is a colonic administered?
[ A person receiving a colonic lies on a table 18" below the temperature-controlled input tank. A disposable speculum is gently inserted in the rectum. Water flow, which is always under the direct control of the practitioner, flows into the colon via a small water tube and out through the evacuation tube carrying with it impacted feces and mucous. As the water flows out of the colon, the practitioner gently massages the abdomen to help the colon release its contents. It is possible to see this expelled waste matter when it passes through a special viewing window in the evacuation tube. The person is well covered and their modesty is given top priority during the procedure. This colonic process takes only 40 to 50 minutes.]

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How many colonics do I need?
[The number of treatments will always vary with the individual and their condition. It may take a series of colonics to sufficiently soften and loosen accumulated fecal material. Some people may not have startling results for the first few treatments. This is why a series of treatments is advisable and necessary. Colonic irrigation is most effective when employed in combination with exercise and a proper diet of non-mucous producing foods. Fresh fruits, vegetables and certain herbs are suggested to help loosen and dissolve accumulated fecal matter.

The suggested series would be six colonics within a 3-week period. Once the colon is clean, it is advisable to have a colonic every one to two months to maintain the healthy internal environment. A good time is at the change of seasons when diet and exercise patterns often change too. You should have a colonic before, during, and after a "fast" or cleanse to hasten the removal of toxic waste and it would also be beneficial during the cold and flu season.]

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Are there any side effects to colonics?
[There are usually none. It is not uncommon however, for some people to start to feel like they have a cold or headache, after a colonic. Toxins, which have been lying dormant in the colon, are now being flushed out and a small amount may be reabsorbed into the body’s system. This healing crisis passes quickly and the person will realize a feeling of well being with further treatments.]

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Will colonics damage the normal intestinal flora?
[No. One of the functions of the first half of the colon is to gather the intestinal flora needed for the colon. When the accumulation of feces in the bowel leads to fecal encrustation, it is difficult for the colon to function normally and the glands in this lining resulting lack colon to function normally and the glands in this lining resulting lack of lubrication intensifies a state of constipation and generates toxemia. This upsets the normal acid-alkaline balance and the growth of the friendly bacteria is stunted. Cleansing the colon will help bring the acid-alkaline ratio back into balance. In this environment, the friendly bacteria will again thrive and disease-causing bacteria will find it difficult to develop.]

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What are the benefits of colonic irrigation?
[Colonics may offer relief from a variety of disturbances by cleansing the colon of impacted and putrefactive matter. Fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands and feet and lethargy are among the problems people have found helped by colon cleansing. Constipation, of course, is another, as well as chronic diarrhea. Your sense of well being is often dramatically improved with colon irrigation's. You feel lighter, more energetic. The body can again assimilate food in the colon and better defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity are restored and disease may be averted through this gentle, sterile, scientific technique. Colonics are a key factor in the restoration of the body’s natural balance or what we call good health.]

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Do I need a doctor's prescription to receive a colonic?
[Yes. You may request a prescription from your family doctor, or you can call our office for information at 281-354-9200].  

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